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Show Me The Funny: Fox Picks Strahan's Sitcom For Fall Lineup
Published May 18, 2009
Fox has picked up "Brothers," a comedy featuring former NFLer and current Fox NFL analyst MICHAEL STRAHAN, as part of its fall primetime lineup, according to Gary Levin of USA TODAY. The show features Strahan playing an "ex-football star who spars with his wheelchair-bound brother." DARYL "CHILL" MITCHELL, CARL WEATHERS and CCH POUNDER also star in the show (USA TODAY, 5/18). The show is "rumored for the less desirable 7:30 pm Sunday berth, often pre-empted by NFL games" (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 5/18). The show had been rumored as a midseason replacement, but it "may make sense on Sundays during football season" with Strahan's involvement (DAILY VARIETY, 5/18).
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